Josh Duggar, the former star of 19 Kids and Counting, has been moved to a federal prison – FCI Seagoville or FCI Texarkana, both in Texas.
The facilities are several hundred miles from the Fayetteville, Arkansas detention center where he has been housed and began serving his 12-year sentence.
Duggar, 34, was transferred in the early hours of Friday according to US Magazine.
He has been in custody since December when a federal jury found him guilty of possession and receipt of child pornography.
The possession charge was dropped at his sentencing. Duggar has since filed an appeal with a court in Arkansas to challenge his sentence.
‘Duggar respectfully provides notice of his intent to evaluate and pursue any and all meritorious arguments in his appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit,’ a court document submitted on June 3, read.
Josh Duggar has been moved from an Arkansas detention center to a federal prison in Texas to serve 12-year sentence as he appeals his child porn conviction
Duggar had been in custody at a Fayetteville, Arkansas detention facility
A picture from surveillance video of Josh Duggar being booked in after his guilty verdict at the Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas last December
The court heard in December how the dad-of-seven used the desktop computer at his car dealership to trawl the dark web for hundreds of warped films and photos.
‘The images were some of the worst that this court has ever encountered,’ Judge Brooks told Duggar, as his wife Anna sat a few yards behind him in the public gallery during his hearing.
One notorious movie, ‘Daisy’s Destruction’, featured the abuse and torture of an infant. Another sequence of images depicted a girl being whipped with a cat o’ nine tails, tied up and locked in a dog cage.
The judge in his case stated that he was giving the convicted pedophile a harsher sentence because of the sexual abuse that he had subjected his own sisters to when he was a teenager.
Duggar is a father to seven kids he had with his wife Anna Duggar: Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, Maryella, 3, and Madyson, 7 months.
Josh Duggar has been transferred to federal prison to serve his sentence. Pictured, FCI Texarkana is seen, above
FCI Seagoville is another option where Duggar may have been moved to
When he is eventually released, he will not be allowed to have unsupervised visits for another 20 years.
Court documents outlined the conditions of his supervised release:
‘If there is a concern about the potential for inadvertent contact with a minor at a particular place, function, or event, then the Defendant shall get approval from the U.S. Probation Office before attending any such place, function or event.’
It also bans Duggar from having ‘access to a computer or any other electronic device that has Internet or photograph storage capabilities without prior advance notice and approval of the U.S. Probation Office.’
Any device he is allowed to have will need to be approved and also be subject to random searches via the use of monitoring software.
Duggar’s Apple laptop was seized by investigators during a raid that lead to his arrest. There was no evidence of child porn on the Macbook but it did contain backed up data from Duggar’s old iPhone 8 that allowed investigators to access his old texts and pictures
Evidence photos obtained by DailyMail.com show the trash-strewn office where Josh Duggar secretly scoured for child porn at his now-defunct used car dealership, Wholesale Motors in Springdale, Arkansas
This is the HP computer where Duggar secretly scoured the dark web for illegal footage of child sex abuse. On the surface, the desktop looks like a typical computer featuring a wholesome family wallpaper of father-of-seven Duggar, his wife Anna and their kids
DailyMail.com obtained evidence photos of Duggar’s office at his used car dealership business where he secretly downloaded a sick trove of child porn
The disgraced reality TV star, 34, was found guilty on two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography in December after investigators traced a trove of the disturbing material on his work computer in an evidence photo
Various other conditions will see him having to participate in a sexual offender treatment program. He will also not be allowed to possess or ingest marijuana – and will have to submit to lie detector tests from time to time.
The sentence was given the seal of approved by one of Josh’s cousins, Amy Duggar.
‘I knew him getting the maximum sentence wasn’t going to be the easiest to prove since it’s his first offense in the judge’s eyes — which I hate — but at the same time, he cannot have his computer, he cannot hurt, exploit any more children and when he sees his kids, he has to be supervised, and honestly, where he’s going, I feel like the prisoners are just gonna take care of him,’ Amy said in an Instagram video last month.
Josh Duggar, 34, a dad-of-seven will not be allowed to have any unsupervised contact with minors, including his own children who range in age from six months to 12. Josh and wife Anna, are pictured with six of their seven young children
The Duggar family’s life was documented on TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting from 2008 to 2015
THE SELFIES AND SNAPS THAT SNARED THE TV PERVERT: HOW ONE PHOTO PLACED DUGGAR AT THE SCENE WHEN A TROVE OF CHILD PORN WAS DOWNLOADED ON HIS COMPUTER
Investigators had ample evidence that Josh Duggar’s HP desktop was used to download child porn – but could they prove he was the pervert who sat watching it?
The answer was yes, thanks to a fortuitous cell phone photo that captured Duggar’s reflection as he stared at the computer’s screen, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Forensic investigators came across the critical image as they scoured backed up data from the disgraced TV star’s old iPhone 8.
Metadata revealed it was taken at 4:20pm on May 14, 2019 – less than an hour before Duggar’s computer received a trove of child pornography entitled ‘webcam collection’.
Agents found a photo taken on May 14 that appeared to show someone pointing their phone at the HP computer to take a screenshot of a YouTube video about car repairs. A faint reflection on the screen revealed it to be Duggar wearing a distinctive Wholesale Motorcars baseball cap
Duggar was pictured wearing the same hat later that day in a selfie with his wife
At first glance the photo appeared to show nothing more than the phone being pointed towards the HP desktop as it played a YouTube tutorial about camshaft repairs.
However eagle-eyed investigators soon spotted a faint reflection in the monitor of what appeared to be a person wearing a Wholesale Motorcars baseball cap.
They compared that to a selfie taken at 8:35pm that same evening as Duggar shopped at a hardware store with his wife Anna; he was wearing the exact same hat.
Investigators found another important photo that the selfie-obsessed pervert had taken on the forecourt of his car dealership.
Another selfie taken on June 22 showed Duggar on the lot that day at 4:47pm, a time corroborated by a large LED clock in the window of Duggar’s scruffy office that was a few minutes fast
Investigators also found a sales receipt for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner on that same day with the sales agent listed as ‘Josh’
The metadata said it was taken at 4:47pm on June 22, a time corroborated by a large LED clock in the window of Duggar’s scruffy office that was a few minutes fast.
When forensic experts searched behind the Linux partition installed on Duggar’s desktop they found it had been used for legitimate work purposes on one only occasion: to draw up a sales receipt for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner.
The paperwork was dated June 22 and the sales agent was listed as ‘Josh’.
Prosecutors at Duggar’s Federal child porn trial said the fact that the invoice was found behind the Linux partition proved whoever wrote it up had access to the computer’s secret ‘child porn’ side.
The selfie further confirmed that Duggar was there that day and was likely the person who sold the car and wrote up the receipt, they told jurors.